Today was a "dad" day. I did his laundry late last night. Oh that was fun. Why do older people keep Kleenex in their pockets? I swear he had a whole box in his pockets. My washer was full and so was the dryer.
I had to take him to a doctor's appointment. I gave him his wake up call. He wanted to know when I was coming, as he thought he might need help getting ready. When I got there he was ready. Thankfully, I just had to help him put on his shoes. I love him but really who wants to help their dad get dressed.
My dad has severe rheumatoid arthritis, both his hands and feet are twisted. And now it is affecting his spine. He is in pain 24/7.
It was quite a task getting him to my jeep with his walker and his oxygen. The maintenance man saw us and came and helped and stayed with my dad while I ran and moved the jeep closer.
So doctor, blood work, picked up prescriptions and groceries.
Dad told me that he can't live on his own anymore. This just broke my heart. Its one thing for others to realize this, but when he realized it, it was like he was broken. I feel like I didn't do enough for him, to keep his independence.
He said that he takes up to much of my time doing everything for him and its not fair to me or my family.I just told him that I had rather you take up some of my time rather than none of my time.
I made him lunch and tea before I left. I reached over to unplug the kettle and was like oh my arm feels warm, no now its fricken hot. Well as you can see I burned my arm.
So that is what my day consisted of. I worked while I watched House. Which was a REPEAT I might add.
I apologise for this depressing post. Tomorrow I will blow you away with a good one. My day will be awesome, even if I have to make stuff up LOL.
Hope your Monday was creative.